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Cabin Fever Playlist

Trade Your Snow Boots For Dance Shoes, And Just Press Play

Don't give in to that midwinter swoon. Listen to this instead: More than 800 of you, our listeners, shared songs to quicken the blood and make you move. Inside, find our Cabin Fever Playlist — 84 tracks meant to wake you from even the deepest hibernation.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men in the West, while lung and liver cancers are the top problems in Asia. Courtesy of the World Health Organization hide caption

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Cancer Cases Rising At An Alarming Rate Worldwide

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Even seemingly healthful foods can contain unexpected spoonfuls of sugar. Meg Vogel/NPR hide caption

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Sweet Tooth Gone Bad: Why 22 Teaspoons Of Sugar Per Day Is Risky

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In Sochi, sporting arenas are ready to receive athletes and visitors, but some stores and hotels aren't quite finished. Sonari Glinton/NPR hide caption

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Countdown To Sochi: Will The City Be Ready?

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Experts say today's heroin problem can be traced back to the aggressive prescribing of opioid drugs like OxyContin about 15 years ago. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Spike In Heroin Use Can Be Traced To Prescription Pads

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) presents the "Hero of Labour" award to conductor Valery Gergiev, head of the Mariinsky Theatre. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Valery Gergiev, The Powerful And Polarizing Maestro

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Red Guards — high school and university students — wave copies of Chairman Mao Zedong's Little Red Book during a parade in June 1966 in Beijing's streets at the beginning of China's Cultural Revolution. More than 1 million people are believed to have died during the decade-long upheaval. Jean Vincent/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese Red Guards Apologize, Reopening A Dark Chapter

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Edgar Gonzalez tries to fix bugs in the bottling machine before a state inspector comes to oversee their first batch of mezcal for export. Marianne McCune/NPR hide caption

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Can Homemade Liquor Jumpstart A Local Economy?

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Companies have set aside more than $30 billion for victims of mesothelioma, a form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure, since 1980. iStockphoto hide caption

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Case Sheds Light On The Murky World Of Asbestos Litigation

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Pitmaster Rodney Scott seasons a roasting hog behind a barbecue restaurant in Birmingham, Ala. Scott has been touring the South with a makeshift barbecue pit to raise money to rebuild his family's cookhouse after it burned down in November. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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When His Pit Burned Down, Southern BBQ Master Took Hogs On Tour

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Trade Your Snow Boots For Dance Shoes, And Just Press Play

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